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Petal Releases Raw New Song “Tightrope” Today, Announces European Dates

Petal (Kiley Lotz) has debuted “Tightrope”, the next track from her highly anticipated new LP ‘Magic Gone’ (June 15, Run For Cover) today. Lotz paints a lyrical mosaic of pain and wonder throughout the slow burning track with a palpable sense of rising energy. Lotz’s instrumentation and vocals crescendo towards an apex with heavy guitars underpinning her falsetto as she sings “the truth is just a piece of coal dressed as gold.”

“”Tightrope” serves as the thesis of the duality of the record,” says Lotz. “Tightrope Walker/Miracle Clinger are the two worlds I was living in: becoming very skilled at a dangerous performance, which has great consequences if you fail and also clinging onto the idea that there is hope in all this pain and maybe there will be some great resolution beyond my control.”

Listen to “Tightrope” here: https://shorefi.re/2rsGHTG

Petal’s new album ‘Magic Gone’ is out June 15 on Run For Cover, and Stereogum called the lead single “charged-up, confident and catchy” with early comparisons to ‘Cerulean Salt’-era Waxahatchee.

‘Magic Gone’ is vitally important and cathartic, and the duality between vignettes on songs makes it a piece to be heard as a whole. Comprised of a Side A titled Tightrope Walker and Side B titled Miracle Clinger, ‘Magic Gone’ is a chronicle of songs that Lotz wrote before she entered recover for major depressive and panic disorders, and songs she wrote in recovery, and also covers the period of time in which Lotz came out as a queer person. In her own words, Lotz tried to channel the vigor of the likes of Queen and Nina Simone along with modern vocalists like Solange, Margaret Glaspy and Mitski.

Petal also embarks on a run of European dates this fall.


June 20 – Philadelphia, PA – Philamoca^ (SOLD OUT)

June 21 – Philadelphia, PA – Philamoca* (SOLD OUT)

June 22 – Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class*

June 23 – Lansing, MI – Three Stacks Festival*

June 24 – Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen*

June 26 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry*

June 27 – Madison, WI – High Noon Entry*

June 29 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre*

June 30 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court*

July 2 – Seattle, WA – The Vera Project*

July 3 – Portland, OR – Holocene*

July 5 – San Francisco, CA – The Rickshaw Shop~

July 6 – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theatre~

July 7- Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room~

July 8 – La Jolla, CA – Che Café~

July 9 – Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge~

July 11 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada~

July 12 – Austin, TX – Barracude~

July 13 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall~

July 15 – Orlando, FL – Soundbar~

July 16 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade~

July 17 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle Back Room~

July 18 – Washington, DC – DC9~

July 19 – Asbury Park, NJ – House of Independents~

July 20 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom~

July 21 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair~

July 22 – Philadelphia, PA – The Other Side^


October 29 – Cologne, DE – Studio 672

October 30 – Hamburg, DE – Turmzimmer

October 31 – Berlin, DE – Musik & Frieden

November 2 – Haldern, DE – Haldern Pop Bar

November 3 – Brussels, BE – AB Salon

November 6 – Brighton, UK – Hope & Ruin

November 7 – London, UK – The Islington

November 9 – Bristol, UK – Crofters

November 11 – Birmingham, UK – Hare & Hounds

November 12 – Manchester, UK – Gullivers

November 13 – Leeds, UK – Oporto

November 14 – Glasgow, UK – Hug & Pint

(^Slingshot Dakota in support)

(*Oceanator in support)

(~Sidney Gish in support)

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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